I don't know about you, but I have a whole bunch of motors out in my garage — a lawnmower, an edger, hedge clippers, and a trimmer along with a bunch of other stuff. And they all get together on Saturday morning when the weather is good and decide to give me a workout. They work me over! In fact, my whole house will do that — painting and changing filters and fixing faucets and getting the spots out of the rug.
I've learned that beyond a comfortable style of living, the more material things you have, the less freedom you've got. The house and tools and stuff are using me, instead of me using them!
Jesus didn't have much but a robe. Seems to be telling me that it's not things, it's people that count. Aren't you beginning to get the same point?
The more things, the less freedom!Then Jesus said to them. "Be careful and guard against all kinds of greed. A person does not get life from the many things he owns"
(Luke 12:15 ERV).
About the Author
Dr. Faulkner was the very first person of note and influence who shared his content with us at HEARTLIGHT.org
beginning in 1996.
Paul Faulkner taught on the Abilene Christian University campus full-time for 35 years. He was honored in 1982 as the university’s Teacher of the Year. He has written several books and was a much sought-after speaker and seminar leader along with his Marriage Enrichment partner, Dr. Carl Brecheen. Dr. Faulkner mentored many ministers and church leaders, shared his loving homespun humor and wisdom through many channels, and endeared himself to thousands. Our dear friend and mentor went to be with the Lord in 2022, but his legacy lives on in the lives of those he touched and made better.
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